Loving God

Here are a few website links that we hope you will find useful.

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Online Bible

  • ESV – The English Standard Version (ESV) is the primary Bible translation that we use at GCC. The ESV is an essentially literal Bible translation that combines word-for-word precision and accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and readability.
  • bibleverses.com – Over 285 million people around the world are visually impaired of whom 39 million are blind (World Health Organization). At BibleVerses.com we are pleased to offer a free version of the Bible created specifically for users with vision disabilities. Our site is optimized for screen readers and braille displays, tailored to individuals with low vision, color blindness, and any other sight impairment.
  • CSB - The CSB (Christian Standard Bible) was translated using a methodology called Optimal Equivalence, which balances contemporary English readability with linguistic precision to the original languages. In the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering is clearly understandable, a literal translation is used. When a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, a more dynamic translation is used.
  • ESV.to – Do you need a short, simple link to a Bible verse? ESV.to is a customized URL shortener exclusively for the ESV Bible. Use it to look up God’s Word, share God’s Word, or search God’s Word, with short links to your favorite scripture passages in the ESV Bible.
  • ESV Online – (free website) Users are able to customize their own interface, highlight and mark verse numbers, add bookmark ribbons, search the ESV text, and manage personal notes. The free version also includes a variety of daily reading plans and devotional calendars.
  • ESV Mobile – (free download) The ESV Bible app is optimized for Apple’s iPad. The same app can be installed on the iPhone/iPod Touch and also the iPad. Download it directly from Apple's App Store for free to begin searching, sharing, and enjoying the Bible at your fingertips.
  • ESV Study Bible – (available for purchase) Created to help people understand the Bible in a deeper way—to understand the timeless truth of God’s Word as a powerful, compelling, life-changing reality. To accomplish this, the ESV Study Bible combines the best and most recent evangelical Christian scholarship with the highly regarded ESV Bible text.
  • ESV Artwork – (available for digital download) The electronic files containing all of the Artwork featured in the ESV Study Bible. This product allows access to all the maps, illustrations, charts, and diagrams from the ESV Study Bible. All art is presented in high-resolution detail, optimizing its use in various church, classroom, and other applications.
  • The Bible Project – The Bible Project utilizes short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. They create videos, podcasts, and study guides that explore the Bible’s unified story by focusing on its overarching themes and each book’s literary design. They are committed to understanding the Bible in its historical context and communicating its wisdom for the modern world.

 

Local Ministries

      • Family Life – (Christian radio network & resources for the entire family) Founded in 1957, the ministry offers programs and basic training in the performing arts, family/marriage counseling, and operates an ever growing network of Christian radio stations.
      • Southern Tier Pregnancy Resource Center – A ministry that offers hope and help to women who are pregnant. Through their counseling and care, they help women make very important life choices about their baby and what options are available to them.
      • COTTT – (Churches of the Twin Tiers) Local, Christ-honoring congregations that demonstrate their oneness in Christ by praying, worshipping, and serving Christ together, believing that He will transform the Twin Tiers as: One Church - Many Congregations.
      • The Potter's Hands Foundation – A faith based organization committed to serving survivors of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking as those individuals work through the restoration and healing process. They are dedicated to providing a safe, secure environmentin in which they will receive physical, emotional, and spiritual healing, and learn the skills necessary for self-reliance and reintegration to society.

 

National Resources

        • GrantsForSingleMothers.org – A site that helps financially disadvantaged families with finding assistance programs. Their directory lists assistance programs that help with utility, energy, mortgage, rent, medication, education and medical bills.

 

Recommended Resources

            • The Gospel Coalition – A fellowship of evangelical churches deeply committed to renewing faith in the gospel and reforming ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures.
            • Desiring God – God-centered resources from the ministry of Pastor John Piper. Proclaiming the truth: God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.
            • CCEF – (Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation) A biblical counseling movement that works to restore Christ to counseling and counseling to the church.
            • CBMW – (Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood) Teaching about God's wise design for the complementary differences between men and women who are equal in God's image.
            • Together For The Gospel - Together for the Gospel began as a friendship between four pastors. These friends differed on issues such as baptism, polity and the charismatic gifts. But they were committed to standing together for the main thing—the gospel of Jesus Christ.
            • Monergism.com -  A free directory of theology, whose main goal is to promote salvation by Christ ALONE. The Bible and the gospel itself continually draw us back to Christ as the sole source of our redemption, with no additions ... plus or minus nothing.
            • BibleSprout.com - BibleSprout's mission is to educate young Christians with access to the top biblical resources (translations, commentaries, dictionaries) on the web. They’ve also compiled hundreds of bible questions and answers to help young Christians strengthen their faith to become tomorrow’s leaders for Christ.
              • DrugRehab.com - DrugRehab.com's mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.